Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Best New Weight-Loss Strategies

Never been a gym junkie either, but have converted my entrance closet into a mini workout center: complete with weights, bolsters, stretching bands etc. I take breaks from the desk job and do 20-30 minutes of strength-building and stretching exercises on the days I don’t dance. I play dance music, though, and my teen finds the whole scene hilarious.

Eating six small meals a day to help control your appetite doesn't work for everybody. "Eating that often increases your exposure to food and ups the chances that you'll be tempted to overeat," says Musante. To control calories, he advises that you have just three meals a day and skip snacks. Musante also notes that the sight of food can stimulate your appetite, so keep it all out of view. "You should even wrap leftovers in aluminum foil, not plastic, so you won't be tempted when you open the fridge," he says.

To stay committed to your weight loss, you need to be focused. It takes a lot of mental and physical energy to change your habits. So as you're planning new weight-loss-related lifestyle changes, make a plan to address other stresses in your life first, such as financial problems or relationship conflicts. While these stresses may never go away completely, managing them better should improve your ability to focus on achieving a healthier lifestyle. Then, once you're ready to launch your weight-loss plan, set a start date and then — start.

Don't blame your chocolate craving on a lack of willpower. "Some people are hypersensitive to food," says Eric Stice, PhD, a senior research scientist at the Oregon Research Institute. "They find things like chocolate cake orgasmic, so they tend to overeat it." The trick to keeping your appetite in check is avoiding foods that make you lose control. "Doing this actually changes your brain by strengthening the area that helps you resist things and weakening the region that makes you think of treats as a reward." In addition, eat healthy foods throughout the day to keep your glucose, which fuels your body, at a high level so that you feel energized and satisfied. You'll also be better able to resist cravings when you snack on nutritious choices like fruits and vegetables, low-fat yogurt, and whole-grain bread topped with a little peanut butter, according to a recent study that showed that eating consistently helps us control our impulses.

 It may seem obvious to set realistic weight-loss goals. But do you really know what's realistic? Over the long term, it's best to aim for losing 1 to 2 pounds (0.5 to 1 kilogram) a week. Generally to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week, you need to burn 500 to 1,000 calories more than you consume each day, through a lower calorie diet and regular exercise.

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Low-calorie pasta recipes have never been more popular. More than ever, people recognize that eating a diet containing fewer calories and more complex carbohydrates goes a long way toward the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other illnesses.

Eating low-calories and healthy food doesn't mean hard to cook or not tasty. Actually, Vegetarian meals mean healthy eating and easy to do in about thirty minutes or less. And cooking them is not as difficult as many people think.

Nowadays it is very easy to find pasta available not only in the customary semolina variety, but also made with buckwheat, rice, even bean flours, in fresh or dried versions, and in flavors such as tomato, beet, carrot, or spinach to make your low-fat pasta recipes. From Italy to Southwest Europe, from Japanese to Indian varieties pasta is always present in the Mediterranean Diet.

Vegetarian, low-calorie pasta recipes.

You will find here dozens of low-calorie pasta recipes based on the whole grain varieties of pasta, naturally low in fat and calories but containing all of the vitamins, minerals, and fiber you need, all of them with the Nutritional Value information, very simple to cook and with the great advantage only pasta has which is versatility.


This Penne pasta low-fat recipe is part of the Italian summer repertoire from the coastal zone of Sicilia. Use any type of Penne variations with this delicious "Chemos" Italian Mushroom Sauce.

Serves: 4
Time:30 minutes

Nutritional Value per serving:

447Calories; 15g Protein; 9g Fat; 81g Carbohydrates; 0 Cholesterol; 695mg Sodium; 8g Fiber


2 tablespoons of olive oil
8 ounces of button mushrooms, sliced
6 ounces of Italian brown mushrooms, sliced
4 ounces of fresh oyster or shitake mushrooms, sliced
One can of stewed tomatoes (14-ounce)
One can tomato puree (14-ounce)
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
12 ounces Penne Pasta type


For the preparation of this traditional Italian Penne pasta low-fat recipe, heat the oil over medium heat, in a large saucepan. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in the stewed tomatoes, tomato puree, water, oregano, basil, pepper, and salt.

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the basil and remove from the heat.

Cook the tortellini in a large pot of salted, slowly boiling water until al dente Meanwhile, in a large pot of salted, slowly boiling water, cook the Penne until al Dente. Drain in a colander and transfer to warm serving dishes.

Spoon the sauce over the pasta, serve with warm Italian bread.


SALSA CRUDA DI POMODORO is a traditional Italian recipe made with uncooked tomato sauce. So it is recommended to choose the best and brightest tomatoes available.!!!

Serves: 4
Time:10 minutes

Nutritional Value per serving:

276Calories; 10g Protein; 5g Fat; 48g Carbohydrates; 0 Cholesterol; 308mg Sodium; 8g Fiber


4 or 5 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 cup of cooked chickpeas
1/4 cup of chopped basil (sliced chiffonade-style)
1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of olive oil
l tablespoon of balsams vinegar
3/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

In this uncooked tomato sauce recipe, it is recommended to use conchiglie pasta type (medium shells) or orecchiette since they retain chunky sauces very well.


Place the chopped tomatoes in a colander and let it drain for about 1 minute, stirring at least once.

Transfer the tomatoes to a large serving bowl and combine with all of the remaining ingredients except the pasta and cheese. Keep it at room temperature until the pasta is ready.

In a large saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Place the shells in the boiling water, stir, and return to a boil. Cook until "al dente" or for 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Drain the pasta in a colander and shake well to remove the excess water.

Fold the shells into the tomato sauce and serve at once. If desired, offer the Parmesan cheese as a condiment at the table.

To cut chiffonade-style, stack and roll the basil leaves into a cigar-like shape. Slice the leaves widthwise, creating thin "ribbons".

Other Pasta recipes you can try:

Penne pasta salad with rocket recipes
Conchiglie with salmon pasta recipe
Great pasta recipes with cheese

This is a guest post by Debby Peters

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Football Accumulator Tips for Today’s Matches

Football accumulator tips and predictions for today’s matches at odds of 15/2. Our football tipster has picked four matches and predicted the result for an acca.
There are plenty of matches taking place on Tuesday evening, including games from the Champions League and vital fixtures back home in League 1 and 2. We have scoured through all these matches, to compile what looks to be a good value four-fold at odds of 15/2.

Blackburn vs Plymouth – Blackburn Win

We begin at Ewood Park where Tony Mowbray’s Rovers side look to bounce back after a defeat to a rejuvenated Oldham side at the weekend. They were one of the favourites for promotion this year and after a shaky start to League1, they now seem to be stamping their authority on the division. They sit just two points off the playoff places and will be aiming to climb in to that spot with a victory on Tuesday night. The visitors Plymouth have found life hard in this division after being promoted last year. They sit rock bottom of the league after just one win so far and that came back on the 12th August. In their six league games away from Home park, they have drawn two and lost four. That poor run of form looks set to continue against what should be a far stronger Rovers side.

Gillingham vs Wigan – Wigan Win

The second pick on the accumulator tip tonight also comes from League 1, where table toppers Wigan visit lowly Gillingham. The Gills sit in the relegation zone and that is largely due to their poor home record. They have only won once at The Priestfield this term and this test against Wigan couldn’t be any harder. The Latics are top of the division and already look like strong favourites to be promoted. This has come after a run of six wins from their last seven games, including their last four straight. Paul Cook had a good reputation before joining Wigan and it looks as though that is only going to be enhanced, staring with an expected three points on Tuesday night.

Coventry City vs Forest Green – Coventry Win
Coventry have an excellent home record this season. They have played six league games at the Ricoh Arena and have only conceded one goal. They have won five of those to boot, so it looks as though mark Robins is creating a real fortress there. That isn’t good news for newly promoted Forest Green. They have conceded an incredible 31 league goals so far after just 13 games and due to that, sit second from bottom. They need to sort out that issue ASAP, however it doesn’t look like that will start on Tuesday, against a strong Coventry side pushing for promotion.

Crewe vs Notts County – Notts County Win
County have won eight of their last nine games and that hot run of form is why they sit at the top of the table. Crewe have the third worst record in the league when it comes to conceding goals and that has seen them slide down the table in to 19th spot. They have lost seven of their last eight games, including a disappointing defeat against fellow relegation candidates Yeovil last time out. With Jorge Grant in good goalscoring form for the league leaders, it could be another difficult night for the hosts.

Today’s Both Teams to Score Tips and Reasons for our Predictions

Today’s both teams to score tips come from the Champions League and Football League and our football tipster has given us reasons for each BTTS selection.
There are plenty of midweek games to cast our eyes over this week. The third group match of the Champions League takes place, including a mouth-watering tie for Spurs, who visit the reigning champions at the Bernabeu. League 1 and 2 also have a full fixture list, so we have picked out the four games most likely to see both teams finding the back of the net. Read on to see the explanations to each pick of tonight’s both teams to score tip.
Real Madrid vs Tottenham
We begin with the glamour tie of the night, as Spurs travel to European giants Real Madrid. Real just snuck past Getafe on Saturday in a 2-1 win, in a game that has typified their season so far. They have been very hit and miss in their domestic campaign, seeing Levante, Sociedad and Real Betis all scoring against the Galacticos. Even with the absence of Spurs old boy Gareth Bale, they are never going to struggle to score themselves, but keeping clean sheets has proved a real issue this term. That will be music to the ears of Harry Kane. He has been in scintillating form recently, netting 13 goals for club and country in September and that will surely cause problems for the Real Madrid backline. Even though Spurs are pretty solid at the back in the Premiership, they looked suspect against an attacking Dortmund side. That threat will intensify here, as Ronaldo and co look to get their campaign back on track.

Manchester City vs Napoli
Pep Guardiola’s men have been nothing short of breath taking so far this season. They are the first team in 30 odd years to win three consecutive home games by five goals or more. They have threats from all over the park, with Kevin De Bruyne pulling the strings. The Belgian is on a different level at the moment, his performance in the thrashing of Stoke at the weekend being a perfect example. Although they have been better this season in terms of defending, they still leaked two goals to Stoke, who only threatened a couple of times. If there is a team in Europe at the moment who will exploit any weaknesses, its Napoli. Maurizio Sarris men are the only team left in Europe’s top five leagues with a 100% record, after winning eight from eight. Their front three of Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne have been awesome this year. They are scoring goals for fun and we expect that trend to continue in what should prove to be an extremely entertaining game of football.

Red Bull Leipzig vs Porto
The third pick in the acca also comes from the Champions League and again features two very attacking, free scoring teams. The home side need a win here after taking just one point from their opening two group games. They had an impressive victory over league leaders Dortmund at the weekend, coming out on the right side of a five goals thriller. They are averaging over two goals a game when playing at home this season, but promisingly for this bet, they have also conceded in each one. Porto have only failed to score in just one of their last 16 games in all competitions, including three in a great victory over Monaco in the last game in the group. Red Bulls attack should cause problems, as the Portuguese side showed they were suspect at the back, when conceding three goals to Besiktas in the opening group game.

MK Dons vs Walsall
The final pick for today’s both teams to score tips comes from League 1, where two sides need three points after stale starts to their campaign. They sit in mid table, but any game Walsall are involved in at the moment seems sure to guarantee goals. You will struggle to find a team with a better ratio of landing the BTTS tips than the visitors. 14 of their last 15 games in all competitions would have seen the bet land, the only one that didn’t, was when they failed to score against league leaders Wigan. Those stats alone are enough for this match to get the nod, but MK Dons also need to chip in. Five of their seven home games this season have seen the Dons find the net and that should hopefully help to contribute to winning this four fold.
 leaked two goals to Stoke, who only threatened a couple of times. If there is a team in Europe at the moment who will exploit any weaknesses, its Napoli. Maurizio Sarris men are the only team left in Europe’s top five leagues with a 100% record, after winning eight from eight. Their front three of Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne have been awesome this year. They are scoring goals for fun and we expect that trend to continue in what should prove to be an extremely entertaining game of football.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Key Stats of The Day


Inter are undefeated in 19 of their last 21 matches against Bologna.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Doncaster's last 6 games in League 1.

Gent are undefeated in their last 16 matches against Lokeren

ostende have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Genk.

Perugia have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 home matches in Serie B.

 There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Pro Vercelli's last 8 games in Serie B.

Bayern are undefeated in their last 18 matches in DFB Pokal.

Football Accumulator Tips for Tuesday

Our football accumulator tip for Tuesday 27th October’s is taken from the League Cup, FA Cup, Serie A and League One.

 Everton v Norwich – Everton win.

An all Premier League match sees Everton play Norwich at Goodison Park and the odds for an Everton win are big enough to add them to this accumulator tip. Norwich lost 1-0 at home to West Brom at the weekend and conceded six at Newcastle before that. Martinez will play a strong Everton team and home advantage will see them through to the next round.

 Hull City v Leicester City – Leicester win.

Both teams are doing well in their respective leagues. Hull are second in the Championship and Leicester are fifth in the Premier League. Leicester’s free scoring saw them net four at Bury and have scored two or more goals in five of their six away games this season. Hull have beaten Rochdale and Swansea 1-0 at home so far, but Leicester can add a valuable selection to our League Cup accumulator tip this week.

Guiseley v Halifax – Guiseley win. Both these teams are struggling in the National Conference but Guiseley can scrape through with home advantage. Halifax have recently conceded seven against Grimsby. They have lost eight of their nine away games this season. Guiseley have only lost twice at home in their last six and can win this FA Cup match.

 Bologna v Inter Milan – Inter Milan win. Bologna are struggling in Serie A so we’re backing Inter Milan in our accumulator tip this week. Bologna have lost three of their four home league matches so far, scoring only twice. Inter Milan don’t score many themselves but won’t need to in this one. They’ve won two and drawn two in their four away games so far, bet on Inter Milan to win here.

Millwall v Doncaster – Millwall win. Millwall come into this match in good form including a fantastic win at Sheffield United this weekend. They have won four of their last five at home and kept a clean sheet in three of those. Doncaster lost 4-0 on the road at the weekend, their six away loss in eight this season, winning just once. They’ve also failed to score in six on the road.

 Accumulator Tip Odds – 27/1 with Nairabet.

Both Teams to Score Tips for Tonight’s League Cup and FA Cup Matches

The Capital One Cup and FA Cup take centre stage tonight and we have put together a both teams to score tip for you. Both Teams to Score Tips Tonight

Hull City v Leicester BTTS

 Both Hull City and Leicester are in good form going into tonight and both will fancy their chances of getting through. Hull have only failed to score once in 16 matches so far this season, Leicester have scored in every game with 11 of their 12 seeing both teams to score. This looks a banker bet for tonight’s both teams to score tip.

Everton v Norwich BTTS

Everton have had a tough opening run of games but don’t keep many clean sheets these days. So far at home they have conceded in all five matches including twice against Watford. They will surely score though, so far they’ve scored two at Reading and five at Barnsley in the League Cup. Norwich have seen both teams score in five of their last seven including the last three away.

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Chorley v Northwich Victoria BTTS

 Northwich Victoria are a league below but have scored 14 away goals in their last five matches, but kept just one clean sheet in that time. Chorley have drawn their last two home matches 2-2 and have scored in seven of their eight home matches this season, add it to your BTTS coupon tonight.

Guiseley v Halifax Town BTTS

 The first FA Cup match between these two teams ended 2-2 and we could be in for another high scoring game tonight. Guiseley have conceded 12 in their last five matches and haven’t kept a clean sheet in eight at home. Halifax Town have seen a both teams to score bet win in five of their last seven away matches and should get on the scoresheet tonight.

Both Teams to Score Tip Odds – 7.65/1 with Nairabet.